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The Premier League newcomers outfought their German opposition on a hot evening in Erfurt, while Steve Clarke's Baggies claimed a win of their own in the Danish capital

Rot-Weiss Erfurt 0 - 3 West Ham

West Ham kicked-off their pre-season tour of Germany with a 3-0 win against third-division side Wot-Reiss Erfurt.

The Hammers named three trialists in a young starting line-up, with Bilel Mohsni, Dutch defender Michael Lamey and Colin Kazim-Richards all handed an opportunity to impress Sam Allardyce.

After a sluggish opening 15 minutes, it was the home side who managed to craft the first real opportunity of the game when West Ham failed to deal with a corner. However, Rot-Weiss right winger Dominick Drexler found himself eight yards out with the goal at his mercy but blazed his shot over the bar.

And it was the German side who continued to force the issue throughout the first half, with Hammers keeper Stephen Henderson making a series of impressive saves to ensure that the scoreline remained goalless at half-time.

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A slice of fortune early in the second half for the Premier League outfit changed the complexion of the game, however, when Kazim-Richards burst down the left flank and saw his testing cross knocked into the back of his own net by Rot-Weiss defender Phil Ofosu-Ayeh.

The introduction of striker Ricardo Vaz Te on 61 minutes proved to be invaluable as the frontman netted a delightful double, both of which were the result of some slick West Ham passing, to secure a hard-fought victory for the Hammers.


FC Copenhagen 0 - 3 West Bromwich Albion
 

West Brom manager Steve Clarke claimed his first victory as manager after a convincing win over Danish giants FC Copenhagen.

Three goals were enough to see off their opposition as their preparation for the new Premier League season continued.

Steven Reid broke the deadlock on 15 minutes with a curling free kick from 20 yards, before Shane Long and Grabiel Tamas added goals in injury time to put the tie beyond all doubt.

Yet more good news arrived for the Baggies, too, when Zoltan Gera made his long-awaited return from injury on 71 minutes and came through the contest with no apparent problems.

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